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CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 8:30am EST
on president obama's nominee to be the assistant secretary of housing and urban development. live gavel-to-gavel coverage here on c-span2. >> today the pew center ohses a daylong conference on voters' experiences in the 2012 election. representatives from google, facebook, microsoft and twitter as well as democratic and gop secretaries of state will discuss voter registration and id laws and the long lines that occurred outside some voting precincts. live coverage of the conference begins at 9 a.m. eastern over on c-span3. >> now, white house economic adviser gene sperling and ohio republican senator rob portman give their thoughts on deficit reduction and averting the so-called fiscal cliff. they recently spoke at an event hosted by the group campaign to fix the debt. first, you'll hear from senator portman whose remarks were interrupted by protesters calling for the protection of social security and medicare deficit reduction negotiations. this is about a half an hour. [inaudible conversations] >> morning. thank you all for joining us this morning. i'm maya macguineas, i am working wi
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
. the obama administration has conspicuously announced a pivot to asia. at the center of this pivot is china, which exists as both an adversary to certain u.s. interests and a fellow traveler sharing mutual goals and vulnerabilities on others. the ongoing challenge will be for the united states to disce discern, sometimes issue by issue, whether china is an adversary or a partner. and this calibration will impact america's relations with the rest of asia and may ultimately determine prospects for war or peace in this world. while visiting indonesia, thailand and the philippines in october, i was reminded of the economic vitality of southeast asia and the fact that the ten countries comprising asean represent now the fourth largest export market of the united states. these countries are center stage to the circumstances with china. we must stand firm with our friends throughout asia and actively pursuit prospects for free trade and open sea lanes and other policies that will strengthen america's economic growth. more broadly, we face the specter of global resource constraints, especially defi
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 12:00pm EST
: they have more emphasis on spending cuts than president obama and john boehner has come up with about $2.2 trillion plan over 10 years. he offered 800,000, i'm sorry, 800 billion in revenues, which he would like to get from tax reform, broadening the base, removing some of the tax deductions. without raising the income tax rates on the higher income households. and that is the sticking point. president obama has offered not real specific plan for spending cuts. in fact he has offered to, he wants to do a little bit of economic stimulus for job creation. but he has offered about 400 billion in medicare cuts as a starting point. but president obama is, seems to be going to the mat on raising the top two tax brackets for households earning 250,000 or more. and this is what the republicans, political and for historical reasons have had the most trouble with. >> host: house republicans according to the "usa today", we're looking 300 billion in mandatory savings and 300 billion in discretionary savings. that is their proposal so far put out by the speaker. what are we talking about here? >> gu
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
june 25, 2012, addressed to president obama, leader reid, leader mcconnell, leader pelosi and speaker boehner from the partnership for a new economy, signed by the presidents or chancellors of 42 public or private universities. i have a letter to congress from the information technology industry council, the partnership for a new american economy in the united states chamber of commerce supporting stem immigration reform like this bill. i have another letter dated november 15, 2012, to members of congress from the american council on international personnel and the society for human resource management supporting this type of stem legislation. i have another letter dated september 19, 2012, to speaker boehner, leader cantor, whip mccarthy, minority leader pelosi, minority whip hoyer from connect, a u.s. c. san diego commercialization enterprise. i have all these letters and i would ask unanimous consent that they be made a part of the record. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. cornyn: unless i offend my friend at baylor, university, in waco, texas, i did overlook a letter i
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
president bush, president clinton, second president bush, now president obama. none of those other presidents were treated in the way this president is treated. it's something senate democrats have never done in a lame duck session, whether after a presidential or midterm election. in fact, the senate democrats allowed votes on 20 of president george w. bush's judicial nominees, including three circuit court nominees in the lame duck session after the election in 2002. i remember i was the chairman of the judiciary committee. i moved forward on those votes, including one very controversial circuit court nominee. the senate proceeded to confirm judicial nominees in lame duck sessions after the elections in 2004 and 2006. actually, in 2006, we confirmed another circuit court nominee. we proceeded to confirm 19 judicial nominees in lame duck sessions after the election of 2010, including five circuit court nominees. the reason i'm not listing confirmations for the lame duck session at the end of 2008 is because that year we proceeded to confirm the last ten judicial nominees approved
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
obama's? >> i don't know president obama will. i spoke to him a few times. he was gracious in the to call when my daughter was injured a few sica. as did the vice president. spent your 12 year old daughter, how she? >> she's doing great. but let me just say i have deep admiration for the way he's able to balance out the be the hardest job in the world with the most important job, father and husband. i think the man is a role model. i have deep policy disagreements with the president. that's why i'm grateful we have a republic spent what have you learned from the way he handled his role as a father? >> i think he's done a great job as i think the clintons did, and raising two young girls. under very intense bubble, for himself personally but also the with gigabytes of his time. from what i've read he's never missed a parent teacher conference. if the president of the nfa of the net states and never misses a parent teacher conference, none of us should either. [inaudible] >> i've never said that. what i said is there is no parallel between fidel castro and barack obama or any
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
but with president obama's strong support and guidance we have brought the two departments closer together than ever before. we have underwritten joint vad. we began harmonizing our decisions. we committed both department to a common joint integrated health record. the iehr which will be open in architecture and the nonproprietary design. today veterans wait too late to receive the benefits they earn. together we're streamlining the processes, sharing more information between the departments. we supported dod implementation of the president's initiative to redesign the transition assistance program so that it is mandatory seamless, and productive. the new program provides a warm handoff from service-member to veteran status to ensure all who have served are prepared to transition in to civilian life and that they have accessed the va benefits and services they have earned. with the executive order to improve access to -- [inaudible] president obama continues to demonstrate that his commitment to veterans is genuine and runs deep. leon and i are working with side by side to ensure that service-member
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
a letter urging speaker boehner to take the last hexit before the cliff. neither president obama nor democrats in congress have ever been ambiguous about our proposal to provide economic security for 98% of american families and 97% of small businesses while asking the wealthiest 2% to contribute just a little more to stop this runaway debt. and now that even a dyed in the wool conservative like senator coburn of oklahoma has endorsed the democratic approach, here's what he said, "i know we have to raise revenue. i would rather see the rates go up," he said. he's been heavily involved in everything that's happened in the last several years in washington dealing with debt. when he joins in, that's really significant. it is apparent how this will end. the only question is, when will it end? it's how long will speaker boehner make middle-class families wait for relief and how long will he force the financial markets to wait for u un-- wait for certainty? the longer he delays, the greater i think ris the risk to. so i urge him, don't listen to me, listen to your own caucus. listen to pru
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 9:00am EST
of president obama and the workers and the people there, is obviously part of our, part of a manufacturing accessory in the united states now that may have saved over a million jobs. but i also think it's very important for the future. nobody doubts that the united states automobile industry is now positioned for the future jobs, which would not have happened had we let that the entire supply chain become eroded. i always thought one of the most significant quotes was that from alan at four. because everything anybody would've been taught in their metro or micro iconic -- economic class would have been that if you had three main competitors and two of them went out of business, the one standing would have been stronger, may be taking more market share and would be more powerful. it's striking then that ford motor company ceo said at the time, and i quote, we believe that if gm and chrysler gone into freefall bankruptcy they would have taken the supply base down and taken the industry down, but maybe turn the u.s. recession into a depression, closed quote. that is a teaching moment about th
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 9:00am EST
't seen that with president obama. i've seen heard democrats complain that he never talks to them. we cannot do this kind of work without very, very strong presidential effort. that's what presidents are for. and it can't just be laying down a gauntlet sand say, you can't -- and say, you can't cross over that, or drawing a line in the sand. we need -- you got two programs now. and those two sides need to get together. and that includes the president and whatever democrats he cares to put in the equation and also speaker boehner, leader mcconnell, and others. as we attempt to reach a meaningful resolution of this debate in the coming weeks, there are three guideposts that i will keep in sight. first is the cliff itself. going over it would be the height of irresponsibility. and according to congressional budget office, going over the cliff will reduce g.d.p. to a negative .5% next year. throwing us back into a recession and causing unemployment to surge to 9.1% or more. but it seems increasingly clear that the president and democrats in congress are content to go over the cliff regardl
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
on the numerous expiring tax provisions and the sequester. and i believe president obama must provide leadership in those efforts. i've seen very little so far. last week i came to the floor to speak about the fiscal cliff and some of the concerns that i continue to have and hear about as i travel to wyoming just about every weekend. just got back from there a few days ago, and people are very concerned about the direction of the country and what may happen to all americans on january 1. last week on the floor i spoke about the president's proposal to raise taxes on people making more than $200,000 a year. in terms of spending next year, that tax increase would pay for just 6.8 days of what washington will spend. so the whole proposal that the president continues to make is basically enough to fund the government for not 52 weeks but one week alone. the tax increases that president obama is now trying to push through will really do almost nothing to reduce our national deficit and nothing to reduce our national debt. the white house and democrats in the senate are focused only on tax hikes while
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 9:00am EST
and the obama administration for supporting a healthy intercity passenger rail system. for your leadership on freight rail infrastructure needs and for supporting improved service with words and money. we're grateful for the investments from the american recovery and reinvestment act which has provided more than $1.4 billion for illinois high-speed rail. i can tell you these current investments in illinois high speed passenger rail system are already supporting thousands of jobs and providing economic benefits with much more on the way. and we could not do it without federal help. we need continued federal funding for high-speed rail so we can finish the job that we started and keep our promises to travelers and taxpayers. these investors will continue to pay dividends, and the american people deserve no less. we ask that congress appropriate additional funds for states making these investments, including illinois and the midwest. it would've been the destiny of illinois and the entire midwest had the nation's real system not been centered in illinois in the mid-19th century? very simply,
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
and the pace to be set by the united states. it's going to be i think the obama administration skal, especially with the external pressure of the israelis kind of constantly hovering out there and netanyahu's talk about a red line. when is the united states going to get really serious about the second track? i am one of these people who believes there is an agreement out there that could be reached. and that would lead to a non-nuclear weapons in iran. but, i think the diplomacy has to be stepped up. jack's final point, jack's point about a republican conservative able to achieve agreement of this sort that are more difficult for a democrat is a very important one. no matter what kind of agreements, if there is an agreement reached with iran, it's going to be attacked by a lot of constituencies but many of them are going to be republican. >> i could give you many examples where democratic president has reached -- -- [inaudible] >> regarding iran, i think in any situation, you have opportunity possibly. there are other times where the personalities make it simply impossible. we should not have n
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
energy around compromise. thinking about for years from now, the end of president obama's second term, i've had time to you think the country's economy will improve? 51% say it will improve. economic well being of the middle class -- catch up with my slides. there we go. the deficit and debt will improve as 34%. but the one thing they are certain is that taxes will increase. and in the next four years how it affected you think the federal government will be on each of the following issues. we read a list of these issues, we rotated those. this is how it basically stacks up. ensuring long-term future of entire programs such as social security and medicare, 65%. 64% creating jobs, 64% improving public education, growing the economy, creating a business environment that allows for innovation. lowering the federal deficit actually false down to 40. not as much confidence there as a part on the other side. we been said the training faces a number of challenges including but not limited to large budget deficits, national debt, slower economic recovery, high unemployment, deep political divide
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm EST
some more. this spending not only continued but escalated with the election of president obama. his first act was to increase the deficit by $800 billion-plus through a failed stimulus package, and all this increase in spending accounts for nearly 50% of the change from surplus to deficit. that's this part of the pie chart. so how about the tax cuts we hear so much about, we hear so much belly aching about from the other side? if you look closely at my chart, you will see that i have divided the tax relief into two slices. these two slices add up to about 24%. 11% of this, which i labeled all other taxes, primarily consist of the tax relief provided in president bush's 2008 stimulus package. president obama's 2009 stimulus and the payroll tax holiday are included here. of course, these provisions had large democratic support, as we all know. that leaves us with the 2001 and 2003 tax relief accounting for merely 12.9% of the change in the projected surplus. but understand what other people are saying, including, i think, even the president is saying, about the reason we have this big
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
. but that is exactly what president obama and every democrat in this body has given to the american people. thank you, mr. president. i yield the floor and suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from delaware. mr. coons: i ask the proceedings under the quorum call be vitiated. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. coons: mr. president, i rise today to join with my colleague senator paul to discuss the life and work of an exceptional american, dr. sandy greenberg, who is here with us today in the senate gallery along with his wife sue and his sister brenda even as we speak. sandy in my view, is an honorary delawarean because he spends a month out of every year at one of our most beautiful delaware beaches, rehoboth beach. but he's much more than that, a successful businessman and if i than throw pivot -- philanthropist, he has a wide array of business interests. he's a pioneer in the use of technology and medicine and helped bring telemedicine to rural health care facilities
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
about what we can do. i wanted to ask you. president obama has made it clear the policy of his administration is to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. there's a lot of talk in the town, maybe too much talk about the policy of containment or deterrence. can you tell us why the containment or deterrence? >> sure. the three major reasons you can't rely on deterrent for detainment. first of all, the possibility that a runs nuclear bombs might be used, either because the regime itself is messianic to be under terrible or because rogue elements get ahold of nuclear-weapons and use them or transfer. we saw what happened in pakistan the moderate regime. got hold of nuclear secrets which it developed and transferred to a variety of countries. what happened cannot transfer actual nuclear bombs. you also have to worry about this miscalculation. people say, well, you know, mutual assured destruction marched between the u.s. and the soviet union. well, if you look at the history, it actually came very, very close a couple of times, particularly on three occasions. one was the cub
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
an impulse of the same with the obama administration in iran, and that means congress will have to push very hard to see that human rights and dr. c. and the promotion of those principles in iran is on that agenda, for most on that agenda and with the help of fdd we will help do that. congratulations on your human rights panel this morning. congratulations on all you do, and one more time, i want to tell you the intellectual information, the data that you provide is absolutely essential. thank you for that and i think at that point we will take some questions. thank you. [applause] >> thank you so much. it is clear to all of us why you have been entrusted with this very important gaveled of cheering house foreign affairs committee following the very, very able leadership of the chairman. i understand we are on a tighter schedule and i realized and in a moment i am going to call up kenneth schwartz to introduce senator casey but i would be remiss if i didn't welcome the president here today, lieutenant colonel larry bird walk. in 1983 he was the commander of an amphibious unit in lebanon. in
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